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PRECIOUS LIFE

purpose
at work
With more than 60% of employees
claiming to be unhappy in their
jobs, is it acceptable to spend so
much of your life unfulfilled?

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words by
R IC H A R D JAC O B S

bit - the place within yourself that, if
you were free, you would choose to live
and explore without hesitation. It's
the Meaning you hold for your
existence. Where better to seek that
out than in the 41-50% of life?

INVEST IN YOURSELF
In Ancient Greece, when a person
died a single question was asked
about them, and the answer revealed
volumes about their life: 'Did he or
she live passionately?'
Passion, of course, is different for
everyone - it might be dancing, travelling
or reading a book - but it's the act of
investing oneself so deeply

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ace facts. Work
dominates your
life. You're going
to spend 41-50% of
your life at work,
29% asleep and the
remaining 20-30% on other activities. If
you don't enjoy your work, these stats
are enough to make you weep.
So how do you achieve satisfaction at
work? Essentially, you either find love in
your work or you put love into it. Ideally,
it's a bit of both. 
Your Purpose comprises your gifts,
talents and abilities, your core values
and the contribution you are most
inspired to make. It's your best

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